許振榮

許振榮
Chen-Jung Hsu
九天民俗技藝團團長 / Chio-Tian Folk Drums & Arts Troupe
關於

一手打造九天的許振榮團長,憑藉著對下一輩的愛、對在地文化的執著、與對民俗技藝的熱血,在1995年成立「九天民俗技藝團」,並用鐵的教育讓這些曾被認為是社會邊緣人的中輟生改頭換面!堅持走出有別以往一條路的許團長,以創新觀點顛覆傳統,多元化的經營九天,除了傳統陣頭的家將、神偶,也融入氣勢磅礡的鼓藝,經過14年的努力,九天屢獲文建會及台中市「傑出表演團隊」獎項肯定。2008年總統就職大典、2009年的聽奧閉幕式、2011年台北市花博閉幕典禮。將傳統街頭藝陣的廟會演出,轉換為藝術的舞台表演方式,向國際弘揚台灣的傳統大鼓文化特色!至今,九天民俗技藝團創下了特別的紀錄:扛三太子徒步環島、步行揹鼓登上玉山、挑戰「撒哈拉沙漠」;表演足跡遍及全國,甚至遠赴大陸、港澳、日本、美加等地。


Chen-Jung Hsu is the founder of Chio-Tian Folk Drums & Arts Troupe. He launched this organization with the mission to educate the next generation on local culture and folk art.

In 1995, Hsu formed the Chio-Tian Folk Drums & Arts Troupe by recruiting local high school drop-outs. He provided them a shelter where these troubled teens can receive the education, training, as well as discipline needed for folk artists and folk drummers. Hsu hired professional art, music, dance, and martial arts instructors to choreograph and re-create Chio-Tian’s folk pieces so that their performances were not just traditional culture dances but with a new artform.

After 14 years since its launch, Chio-Tian was awarded Taichung’s “Outstanding Performance Team." They also performed at 2008 Presidential Inaugural ceremony, closing ceremony of Deaflympics in 2009, and 2011 Taipei Flora Expo closing ceremony. Chio-Tian has successfully modified traditional street performances into art that propels Taiwan’s unique cultural characteristics all over the world.

Chio-Tian Folk Arts Group have toured to various places around the world, and are record holders of the following: * Carried the Nezha deity figure around Taiwan on foot * Scaled Taiwan’s highest peak Jade Mountain with folk drum * Completed the Sahara Race 2011 (250KM in 7 days) with Nezha deity figure